Weapons in the Struggle

Heart Without LoveThose who consistently treat us unfairly think that they have found the right weapons for making us and keeping us miserable.

Little do they know that we have a far more powerful weapon: forgiveness. Forgiveness-as-love can deflect any weapons meant to hurt us. The beauty of our weapon is that, once it destroys the effects of their intent-to-hurt us, it is used for good–to positively transform self and other.

Those who wish to hurt us think that they have the powerful weaponry. They are wrong. Theirs is rendered powerless in the face of genuine and persistently applied forgiveness.

As you evade with forgiveness attacks against you, the one who is trying to hurt you eventually will exhaust himself in this struggle to hurt. Once tired, she finally may be open to your gesture of unconditional love. If not, you have done the best that you can….and you have done so with love.


5 thoughts on “Weapons in the Struggle

  1. Penelope May 2, 2013 / 11:26 am

    I have never thought of forgiveness as a weapon prior to this post, but it does make sense. It is the kind of defensive weapon that destroys the bad effects of bad treatment. At the same time this kind of weapon transforms and no longer is a weapon for defense but instead is an instrument for peace.


  2. Brandon May 2, 2013 / 11:35 am

    This is like a martial art. We use the other’s aggression against him to bring about an end to the conflict. What is special about forgiveness is that it never destroys but instead builds up. It does not hurt but heals.


  3. Samantha May 3, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    Such a powerful image. A weapon of love that builds up rather than tears down. This creates one more shining facet of the meaning of forgiveness for me.


  4. Ferd May 5, 2013 / 11:57 am

    This is a difficult world and we need a defense against unfair attacks on us. It is good to know that we can carry forgiveness in our hearts and be ready to use it when these kinds of attacks come.


  5. Alex May 9, 2013 / 3:40 pm

    Evil is like a virus. It needs a host to invade. If we do not give evil a hospitable home, it dies. Forgiveness is the process by which we do not provide the host, the hospitable home. Forgiveness destroys the evil as well as the bad effects of the evil.


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